Rabbi Lord Sacks to Serve as Kressel and Ephrat Family University Professor of Jewish Thought at Yeshiva University
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks of the United Kingdom has been appointed to a dual professorship at New York University (NYU) and Yeshiva University (YU).
A world-renowned scholar, philosopher, religious leader, prolific author and a leading moral voice, Rabbi Lord Sacks served as Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from September 1991 until September 2013–only the sixth incumbent of the position since it was formalized in 1845. During his tenure, Anglo-Jewry was reinvigorated through a series of innovative communal projects in the fields of education, cultural creativity and leadership development, together with a call for a renewed commitment to the ethical dimension of Judaism.
From Counseling and Career Planning to Networking and Job Placement, Career Center Offers Students Keys to Success
As new students begin their journeys at Yeshiva University, one of the first places they often visit on campus is the Career Center, which offers a multitude of resources from career planning, resume building and interview coaching to informational events, site visits and recruiting fairs. Over the last few years, the Career Center has helped more than 90 percent of graduates find jobs or enter graduate school within six months of graduation.
YU students on a recent Career Center site visit to Sirius XM.
Part of that success is due to the valuable connections that students can make through a variety of events and networking opportunities provided by the Career Center.
“Our students and the team at the YU Career Center have been able to achieve a certain level of success in great part due to our relationships with our alumni, tapping this amazing resource of professionals as mentors and employers for now and years to come,” said Marc Goldman, executive director of the Career Center. Read the rest of this entry…
YU Hosts Panel Discussion on Iran, Israel and Assimilation
On October 22, Yeshiva University hosted a panel discussion organized by This World: Jewish Values Network, featuring President Richard M. Joel, Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens and philanthropist Sheldon Adelson. The forum, “Will Jews Exist? Iran, Assimilation and the Threat to Israel and Jewish Survival” was moderated by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, founder of This World, which runs a series of events that convene political and business leaders to discuss critical issues facing the Jewish community.
Straus Center Presents November 6 Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Attorney Nathan Lewin
Yeshiva University’s Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought presents a conversation with United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and renowned attorney and Yeshiva College graduate Nathan Lewin on “Synagogue and State In America: The Landmark First Amendment Cases of our Age” on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 in YU’s Lamport Auditorium, 2540 Amsterdam Ave., New York City. The discussion, part of YU’s “Great Conversations on Religion and Democracy” series, begins at 7 p.m. and will be moderated by Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, director of the Straus Center. Read the rest of this entry…
Student-Run Medical Ethics Conference Explores Interplay of Halacha and Medicine in Israel
As Americans across the country debated the ethical, legal and practical ramifications of Obamacare, Yeshiva University’s Student Medical Ethics Society (MES), a student club mentored by YU’s Center for the Jewish Futue (CJF), looked to the Israeli medical system as the framework for a very different kind of conversation: What does universal health care look likein a country bound by Jewish law?
That question was at the heart of MES’ eighth annual Fuld Family Conference, titled “Prescribing for a Nation: Examining the Interplay of Jewish Law and Israeli Health Care.” The October 20 event explored the ways in which Israeli medical institutions utilize Jewish law to form national policy as well as important ethical and halachik [Jewish legal] questions that emerge from practicing medicine in Israel. Read the rest of this entry…
Six Yeshiva University High School for Boys Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
Six seniors at the Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/Yeshiva University High School for Boys (YUHSB) were named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program after performing extremely well on their Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Tests (PSAT/ NMSQT). The students are Elliot Fuchs, Asher Guigui, Daniel Jaroslawicz, Aryeh Klein, Yitzchak Lindenbaum and Ori Putterman.
YUHSB’s six National Merit Scholarship semifinalists: Yitzchak Lindenbaum, Elliot Fuchs, Daniel Jaroslawicz, Aryeh Klein, Ori Putterman and Asher Guigui.
“We are proud that our Yeshiva has so many semifinalists this year,” said Dr. Seth Taylor, principal of general studies at YUHSB. “Moreover, this figure is quite similar to the amount of semifinalists we had last year and the year before that. That’s confirmation of the fact that a lot of bright young men decide to come to our school because of the superior education they know they will receive.” Read the rest of this entry…
YU Named a 2014 Best Private College by Kiplinger’s Based on Academic Quality and Affordability
Kiplinger’sPersonal Finance has included Yeshiva University on its list of the country’s best values in private colleges. Kiplinger’s annual list ranks 100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges. The top 50 colleges and top 50 universities appear in Kiplinger’s December issue—on newsstands November 5. YU came in at number 33 overall on the list.
Yeshiva University and the other schools included in the 2014 lists represent the colleges that provide high-quality academics at a reasonable cost during these continued tough economic times. Read the rest of this entry…
The conference will explore the ways in which Israeli medical institutions utilize Jewish law to form national policy as well as several important ethical and halachic questions that emerge from practicing medicine in Israel. Read the rest of this entry…
Edited by Azrieli Dean Dr. David J. Schnall and Associate Dean Dr. Moshe Sokolow, the volume builds on the previous work’s careful analysis and cutting-edge research in areas of Jewish education that include teaching, administration and methodology. Unlike the first volume, however, the new edition consists entirely of student work adapted from doctoral dissertations. “This book showcases the work of our students, who are concurrently professionals and school leaders,” said Schnall. “It serves as a model for others committed to furthering the direction and the quality of this vital area of Jewish life, yet staying within the parameters of Orthodox traditions and values.”
Yeshiva University recently released YU Mobile, a new mobile app that enables users to do everything from planning their courses for the semester to browsing the YU Library catalog to finding campus locations through the map portal, all on the go.
The free app, currently available for iPhone, iPod Touch and Android and coming soon to all other mobile devices, offers up-to-date news and information about all aspects of the University. Read the rest of this entry…